Upcoming free film screenings and special events from Utah Film Center
Utah Film Center

2017 Sundance Film Festival KIDS Highlight

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Photos from left to right: Red Dog: True Blue, My Life As A Zucchini

Red Dog: True Blue

Recommended for ages 8 and up. North American Premiere.

When 11-year-old Mick is shipped off to his grandfather’s cattle station in Australia’s remote Pilbara, he prepares himself for a life of dull hardship but instead finds myth, adventure and a friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind pup that will change his life forever.

My Life As A Zucchini

Recommended for ages 12 and up. World Premiere (English Version).

After his mother’s death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. There, with the help of his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love as he searches for a new family of his own.

Utah Film Center, in collaboration with Sundance Institute, is excited to bring back the Sundance Film Festival KIDS section! KIDS screenings take place in Park City and Salt Lake City during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival January 19–29. Tickets are only $10!

Upcoming Free Salt Lake City Screenings

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Tuesday, January 17 @ 7:00 PM
 Rose Wagner - 138 W 300 S

Through the Lens


Directed by Keith Maitland
82 min | 2015 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film Q&A with director Keith Maitland.

Archival footage combined with rotoscope animation, in a never-before-seen way, reveal the untold stories from America’s first mass school shooting.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature—2016 SXSW Film Festival

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Tuesday, January 31 @ 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Programmer's Choice


Directed by Delaney Ruston
70 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated

Please note we are screening this film at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM.

The average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. This film explores the impact on kids and how adults can empower them to find balance.

Winner: Jury Award–2016 Stony Brook Film Festival

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Tuesday, February 7 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Black History Month


Directed by Nancy Buirski
77 min | 2011 | USA | Not Rated

The definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the 1967 Supreme Court decision to legalized interracial marriage—recently fictionalized in the film Loving.

Shortlisted: 2012 Academy Awards–Best Documentary

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Tuesday, February 14 @ 7:00 PM 
 The City Library - 210 E 400 S

Science Movie Night


Directed by Paul Lazarus
88 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated

*Post-film discussion with Dr. Steven Burian, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U of U.

An inspirational character study of noted inventor Dean Kamen (Segway, portable dialysis machines) and his work to solve the world's water crisis.

Winner: Best Director–2014 Boston Film Festival, Audience Award–2014 Maui Film Festival 

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Upcoming Free Outside of Salt Lake City Screenings

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Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 7:00 PM - Ogden
 Peery's Egyptian - 2415 Washington Blvd

Utah Film Circuit


Directed by Marcie Begleiter
108 min | 2016 | USA/Germany | Not Rated

An exploration into the life and work of Eva Hesse, one of America's foremost post-war artists. 

Official Selection: 2016 Dok.Fest Munich, 2016 Docaviv

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Thursday, Jan. 19 @ 7:00 PM - Moab
 Star Hall  - 159 E Center St

Utah Film Circuit


Directed by Nicole Horanyi
90 min | 2015 | Denmark | Not Rated
Presented in English and Dari, Pashtu, Bantu with English subtitles.

A fascinating portrait of Kimberley Motley, a former beauty queen who was the first Western litigation lawyer to work in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Winner: Grand Jury Prize–2015 DOC NYC, Best Female Director–2015 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

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Utah Film Center Education

BIG SCREEN SCIENCE: Stop Motion Animation Training

Science teachers participating in the SHIFT Big Screen Science workshop this week produced stop motion animation films about a concept they would teach their students in their science classrooms. The project parameters were that the films be a maximum of 45 seconds long and a minimum of 120 photos. Most of the teachers produced their animations in either the free iMotion app on iPads or using a camera and then importing into iMovie on their laptops. They all completed pre-production through post in 1.25 hours!


 George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation ZAPZions Bank